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Jodi Phillips

Jodi effectively advocates and negotiates on behalf of clients to resolve trust and estate conflicts including representing clients in trust accounting disputes, trustee removal petitions, trust distribution disagreements, as well as disputes between co-trustees, as well as beneficiaries and trustees. She also represents clients in will and trust contests, as well as mediation of trust and estate disputes.  This includes petitions for probate of an estate, determination of administrator of an estate, determination of heirship, determination of distribution of property, as well as determination of community property interests by surviving spouses.

Brian Ripley

Brian Ripley

Oakland attorney with 38 years experience specializing in business and real estate law, including business formations, entity selection, corporate governance, succession planning, and all forms of business and real estate transactions, agreements and contracts. 


Phillip Campbell

Phillip Campbell is a Partner at CAMPBELL GREEN LLP. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has over 20 years of experience representing clients in complex trust and estate litigation and administrations. He holds an LL.M. in taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant (retired). Each year since 2014 he has been selected by his peers as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers.” He currently serves as President of the Board of Legal Assistance for Seniors of Alameda County. Phillip is a contributing author to CEB and a frequent lecturer on a number of topics relating to trusts and estates.


Nicole Ramos Takemoto

Nicole Ramos Takemoto leads Candelaria PC’s estate planning and trust administration group. Her experience includes preparing all types of estate planning documents for a diverse range of clients, as well as handling complex trust administration and probate matters. Nicole has a particular interest in counseling clients regarding separate property and community property issues, business succession planning, and California real property taxes.

Nicole is a member of the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers (EBTEL), the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), and the Silicon Valley Bar Association (SVBA).



Edward Perry

Effective representation for tax problems of all kinds. Specifically, this includes tax collection, tax controversies and tax audits.

Can assist you with any of the following areas,:

  • Tax litigation
  • Tax controversies
  • Tax audits
  • Tax collection
  • Erisa

Lee Maranto

Maranto Law, PC is focused on providing legal services to Bay Area and families and low- and modest-income clients in the areas of estate planning, probate litigation and criminal defense.

Lee is dedicated to providing legal services with flexible and manageable payment plans so that the focus can be on serving his clients and not on the dollars and cents. Lee started Maranto Law, PC to ensure that lack of funds to do not prevent someone from accessing important legal services, especially for members of vulnerable populations.


Andrew McClelland

Mr. McClelland interned for the Yolo County Public Defender as well as United States District Judge Kimberly Mueller.  In addition, Mr. McClelland received Witkin Awards as the top scholar in Evidence, Patent Law, and International Criminal Law.